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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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Cormorants from St Michael’s Manor in St. Mary’s County.  They were very far away, and my focus was off a little, but I liked the reflection...

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Autumn in Virginia 2

I noticed some pictures from our Virginia trip were missing and found my missing SD card.  Here's some more lovely autumn pictures from Shenandoah.

     Fell cottage at Skyland

     Masanutten Lodge 1

     Masanutten Lodge 2

     Overlook sunset 1

      Overlook sunset 2

     Gray Eastern screech owl 1

     Gray Eastern screech owl 2

     Gray Eastern screech owl 3

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Autumn in Virginia and PA

We drove up to the Skyline drive last week to do some leaf peeping.  Skies were mostly blue and warm.  The colors were lovely.  Here are my favorites:

     Shenandoah River

     Deer on the Big Meadow

     Big Meadow sunset

     Red tree

     Skyland Sunset

     River leaf

      PA afternoon 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Annapolis Power Boat Show

Jim dragged me to the boat show on a chilly windy day.  (Not really, since I could take pictures).  We visited every tent with boat gadgets and spent too much money.  I bought some kewl custom made clipon blue sunglasses after stating earlier that I could only wear contacts with colored sunglasses, so I would never have them.

Interesting sights included a small yellow submersible, a Tesla (a Lamborgini and Ferrari too), a bag pipe marching band  LOTS of boats and a lovely sunset.

         Cute little yellow submersible

     White Tesla reflection

     Push and Shove!!!!

      Art deco boat


     I hope they paid her well to do this!

     Relaxed candid

     Boats at sunset

     Loved the clouds

     Blue boat lights

     Last light

     The end of a nice cold day

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Incredible Bald Eagle Pictures

Eagle pictures that thrilled me lately.  I plan to put some of these up for sale.  Some were taken in St.Mary's County and some from Rock Hall, MD.
     Mating ritual 1


      Eye to eye


Friday, October 9, 2015

A Rock Hall MD Photowalk that Wasn't

We went to Rock Hall MD to participate in the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.  It was cancelled due to miserable weather. We walked around in the rain and took a few pictures.

 It was gray but dry the next day and we got a few better pictures.

     Bald eagles just outside Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge


     Dredging for oysters

     Boat house

     Marine railway

     Ducks in Chestertown

     Turkey vulture

     Sailboat in Chester River, Chestertown

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The eagles are back!

It doesn't take very long for the bald eagles and great blue herons to visit after the osprey fly south.

This pair of eagles was sharing a meal. They tend to mate for life, just like swans, turtle doves, gibbons, black vultures and wolves, to name a few.

     Great blue heron